Motorcycling Trails in Little Switzerland

There are many fine rides in and around Little Switzerland, with twists and turns and amazing scenery. Everybody has their own favorite, and here are three of the most famous...

Murder Mountain Run

Two National Forests... 114 Miles... 1 grisly murder... what more cold you ask for!

Murder Mountain Run is a diverse and sometimes challenging ride, offering something for everyone. It starts and finishes at the Skyline Village Inn located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Most of the ride is either scenic byways with excellent views or peaceful country roads.  Expect no or low commercial traffic on most of these roads.


The DiamondBack

Although only about 12-miles long, this exciting  motorcycle route features approximately 200 curves! 

The DiamondBack links NC 226 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. At the peak of the Diamondback is the Switzerland Inn and Chalet Restaurant (Mile Post 334).

Riding or driving the Diamondback through Pisgah National Forest not only takes you alongside heart stopping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is a refreshing climb with as much as a 12-degree temperature drop and a great escape from summer humidity.

Generally traveling north-south, 226A is entirely within McDowell and Mitchell counties. The Diamondback parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway along much of its northern segment.



Off Pavement Riding

It's not only the wonderful roads that attract motorcyclists to Little Switzerland, we have some great off pavement adventures too!

Here are some of the areas we send people riding:
  • Wilson Creek Recreation Area: Milepost 308 on the Parkway at Roseboro Rd.
  • Black Mountain Campground to Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Linville Mountain: Old NC 105 Kessler Memorial Highway
  • Old Fort : Curtis Creek Rd to Blue Ridge Parkway




Mile marker 334, Blue Ridge Parkway

Visit the Jewel of the
Blue Ridge Parkway!

McDowell & Mitchell Counties, North Carolina

Close to Asheville, closer to Mother Nature.